The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they deserve.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.